United Kingdom

Michael Holden

Mould-breaking court to shape Britain's Brexit agony

20 Sep 2019

LONDON Britain is renowned for its ancient, august and male-dominated institutions - yet its biggest moment since World War Two may be shaped by a mere decade-old court run by a very modern woman.

Supreme Court to rule next week on PM Johnson's suspension of parliament

19 Sep 2019

LONDON Britain's Supreme Court aims to deliver its ruling early next week on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully when he suspended parliament for five weeks in the run-up to Brexit, the president of the court said on Thursday.

Parliament suspension not a matter for judges, Johnson's lawyer tells Supreme Court

19 Sep 2019

LONDON Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament is not a matter for judges and was not done for improper reasons, a lawyer for the prime minister said on Wednesday as he sought to persuade the British Supreme Court the five-week shutdown was lawful.

PM Johnson could recall parliament if suspension ruled unlawful

18 Sep 2019

LONDON Boris Johnson could recall parliament if Britain's highest court rules he unlawfully suspended it, a government lawyer said on Tuesday, after judges heard the prime minister wanted a shutdown because it was an obstacle to his Brexit plans. | Video

UK Supreme Court hears cases that PM Johnson's parliament suspension was illegal

17 Sep 2019

LONDON, Sept 17 Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government will seek to persuade Britain's top court this week that his decision to suspend parliament until shortly before the date for Brexit was not illegal as Scottish judges concluded last week.

Brexit in chaos after court rules PM's suspension of parliament was unlawful

12 Sep 2019

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of the British parliament was unlawful, a court ruled on Wednesday, prompting immediate calls for lawmakers to return to work as the government and parliament battle over the future of Brexit.

Scottish court says PM Johnson's suspension of parliament is unlawful

11 Sep 2019

LONDON Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament for five weeks was unlawful and should be annulled, Scotland's highest court of appeal ruled on Wednesday in a damning verdict on the British prime minister's reasons for the shutdown. | Video

Ex-PM May prompts storm over knighthood for cricket hero Boycott

10 Sep 2019

LONDON Former British Prime Minister Theresa May has chosen Geoffrey Boycott, one of her cricket heroes, for a knighthood, attracting criticism from domestic abuse charities.

Ireland warns PM Johnson: no-backstop equals no-deal Brexit

09 Sep 2019

DUBLIN/LONDON Ireland told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday that he must make specific proposals on the future of Irish border if there is to be any hope of averting a no-deal Brexit, saying Dublin cannot rely on simple promises. | Video

UK PM Johnson's suspension of parliament is an abuse of power, court hears

05 Sep 2019

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson abused his powers by suspending parliament from next week until shortly before Britain is due to leave the European Union, London's High Court was told on Thursday.

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Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

Iran will pursue any aggressor, even it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran.